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confederate flag

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/17/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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damon12

Pro

the confederate flag is not a racist thing im from the south i go around flying one every day now some kids now a days fly it in a racist way i do not i will stand up against any one who thinks it is racist i don't care if the are white or black iv been raised up to stand up for whats right i will fly the flag till i die if any one has a problem come to were im from
CentristX

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The Confederate flag is the flag of the Confederates.

This must mean that it represents the principles and beliefs held by Confederates during and directly after the Civil War. It's that simple.
It's common belief among Southerners today and many others that the Confederate flag represents the humble quiet people that tried with all their might to fight against the controlling North; which is only part of the meaning.

No one ever mentions the Southerner's claim to have the "God-given" right to own slaves. Which, just happens to be, the greater meaning of the Confederate flag, because racism is the simplest way to give reason for the Civil War.

So while the Confederate flag represents the Confederates, they also "just happened" to be racist.

The Confederate flag did not change meaning.

It simply cannot change its meaning, because it plainly represents the separatist Southern government that fought to make slavery (AKA Racism) seem justifiable.

The Confederate flag obviously has racist roots and still has racist uses; matter of fact, the most common use of the flag is by Ku Klux Klan members. It's meaning cannot be changed, just like the Nazi flag couldn't be used to represent Jewish Activism or like a punch in the face couldn't be a gesture of kindness.

If you plan on using anything as a symbol of "Southern Pride" (and want to avoid racism), try using something other than the Confederate flag. because it's already been taken by racists.



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Debate Round No. 1
damon12

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CentristX

Con

I would briefly like to recognize and clarify my points: It does not mean that everyone who flies a confederate flag is a racist, however the flag does have a racist history, depending on the way the history is interpreted.
Debate Round No. 2
damon12

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CentristX

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Debate Round No. 3
damon12

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CentristX

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by AlbertW 2 years ago
AlbertW
Well I'm not arguing I'm just stating an opinion well knowing so far the flag was nice for the confederacy which beloved that African Americans were lass human then whites your not racist but by having the flag u believe that African Americans are less human then u thus considering that others will say it's racist because it stands for something that is not needed in the modern world .
Posted by bitchniggerfaggotcunt 2 years ago
bitchniggerfaggotcunt
you are right
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